Posts Tagged ‘Amir Ardebilli’


Getting the goods into Iran: the story of Amir Ardebili

September 21, 2010

Amir Ardebilli, an Iranian citizen and supplier for the Iranian military, wanted to secretly amass items for Iranian air defense.  In contradiction to U.S. export control laws, Ardebilli sought sensitive technologies like aircraft parts, communications equipment, and night vision devices. Now he’s serving a 60-month prison sentence.

In a speech to the Washington Institute on Sept. 2, John Morton, the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Department of Homeland Security, outlined the role of ICE in export control.  Morton provided several examples of successful export control investigations such as the one into Ardebili’s activities.  This portion is 2½ minutes–take a listen: